• 2019 March 26 16:27

    First LNG bunkering operations performed at Polish ports

    An operation of commercial bunkering with eco-friendly LNG fuel was carried out at the Tri-City ports. Vessels with the "fuel of the future" called at Gdynia and Gdansk last week. These were the first operations of this type in Poland, the Port of Gdansk Authorities says in a press release.

    LNG bunkering in Poland has become a fact. At both the Tri-City ports, a total of 72 tonnes of LNG fuel (42,800 Nm3) were pumped into the tanks of the "Fure Valo" and "Ireland" ships from four tank trucks.

    The opportunity to bunker ships with one of the cleanest types of fuel available in the market makes the ports of Gdynia and Gdansk another two "green ports" in the core TEN-T network. According to the directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, seaports in Poland are required to provide this type of service by the end of 2025 at the latest.

    "Our experts attended several dozen meetings, workshops, and conferences during which they shared their knowledge on LNG. Their professionalism, engagement, and factual input contributed to the establishment of regulations and procedures others can use today," comments Adam Meller, President of the Board of the Port of Gdynia Authority.

    "Polish ports are in their heyday at the moment. We are implementing huge investment programmes, winning new contracts. We are doing it all, firstly, in order to meet the current market needs, and secondly, to prepare for what the future may bring. One of the elements of this future are vessels fuelled by liquefied natural gas," explains Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board of the Port of Gdansk Authority.

    Both ports have been preparing for the possibility of fuelling vessels with LNG for a long time. They have been carrying out rescue and fire-fighting drills and developing procedures and regulations, which made it possible to carry out the bunkering operations this month.
    By implementing the LNG bunkering service, the Tri-City ports respond to the needs of the market which, due to restrictions resulting from emission standards, is rapidly changing the technologies used in sea transport. As an eco-friendly fuel, during the combustion process, LNG emits fewer pollutants into the atmosphere than e.g. coal. Another advantage of LNG is the possibility of liquefying natural gas into LNG, as a result of which its volume decreases about 600 times, which leads to lowered storage and transport costs.

    Ships fuelled by LNG leave shipyards more and more often, which poses a seriouschallenge to ports in terms of handling these vessels. Currently, the Tri-City ports offer tank truck-to-ship LNG bunkering. In the future, an alternative solution will become available in the form of a mobile bunkering point using the ship-to-ship technology.




2019 May 24

18:07 Port of Antwerp 1st port of call for reefer service from Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama
17:49 Hannu Ylärinne appointed COO and Executive Vice President of Arctia Group having retained his position as CEO of Meritaito
17:28 Coast Guard issues waterway restrictions on Mississippi, Illinois Rivers
17:11 NOVATEK obtains new licenses on Krasnoyarsk Territory
17:02 CMA CGM launches the Reefer Pharma division for the temperature-controlled transportation of pharmaceutical products
16:50 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 4M’19 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 5.11 million tonnes
16:28 Teekay Tankers reports 1Q 2019 results
16:17 Acta Marine names its third W2Work offshore vessel Acta Centaurus
15:53 Ambal ferry returns to Baltijsk-Ust-Luga line after scheduled maintenance
15:27 Surveillance camera installed by Freeport of Riga Authority on Krievu Island for coal dust monitoring
14:59 Port of Tallinn got acknowledged as socially responsible company
14:01 Port Houston volume up nine percent year-over-year
13:50 Feodor Shishlakov appointed head of Volgo-Baltic Administration
13:22 PSA, PFR and IFM investors jointly acquire DCT Gdańsk
12:18 ASI Marine develops an alternative safe method for surveying in hazardous high flow areas.
12:00 Lotos shipyard launches Peotr Veliky, cruise ship of Project PV300VD
11:37 New tugboat built by Damen to expand port fleet of Nakhodka TSP
11:16 SeaBird announces update on vessel acquistion and contemplated private placement of new shares
11:06 Jotun creates new standard for predictable, long-term antifouling protection with SeaForce and HydractiveTM technology
11:01 Global Ship Lease announces agreement to acquire three containerships
10:45 Russian ship owners got 29 new seagoing commercial ships with total deadweight of 552,400 tonnes in 2018 - CNIIMF
10:24 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.22% to $68.59, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.23% to $58.62
10:11 NORDEN boosts Middle East activities with new 3-year contract
10:09 Royal IHC names 2,300m³ TSHD LESSE
09:58 Rotterdam sends hyper-smart container on trip around the world
09:47 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:26 ZIM announces changes to MGX Service
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 23
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,068 points
08:50 Bunker prices review at global sea ports, Week 21st, 2019

2019 May 23

18:43 DOF Subsea secures contract in Brazil
18:21 ZIM Q1 2019 revenues rose 6.0% to $796.2M
18:06 MOL to Join Consortium on TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures)
17:44 CNIIMF forecasts NSR cargo traffic to reach 100 million tonnes by 2035
17:11 USCG closes case of downed aircraft in Prince William Sound
17:06 Port of Rotterdam sees significant progress in development HES Hartel Tank Terminal
16:55 GOGL announced net loss of $ 7.5M vs net income of $ 23.6M in 1Q 2019
16:30 New digital solution from Rolls-Royce and ZF improves availability and CO2 emissions of ships
16:05 CMA CGM orders 50,000 Traxens trackers
15:23 OCTOMAR Serviços Marítimos takes delivery of Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2206
14:47 RF Navy’s destroyer participated in combat training in the Sea of Japan
13:36 High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini visits ITS Carlo Margottini
13:05 Singapore to host Port Maintenance and Facilities Management Summit on 24-27 September 2019
12:29 Optimarin gears up for retrofit wave with expansion and new hires
12:19 FESCO and Russian Railways launch transit service for delivery of goods from Japan to Europe through Russia
11:43 Bunker prices go up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:21 Severnaya Verf starts cutting metal for third processing trawler of Project 170701 ordered by NOREBO Group
11:08 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Baltimore with Koch
10:26 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.69% to $70.5, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.6% to $61.05
10:08 Port of Antwerp aims for more efficient road transport with night-time opening hours on Right bank of Scheldt
09:57 Kuibyshev reservoir level allows for fleet operation - RF Transport Ministry
09:39 NOVATEK signed MoU with Ninh Thuan Province in Vietnam
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,059 points
09:10 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 23
09:08 Royal IHC signs contract with Cameroon’s Port Authority of Douala
08:25 Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Company sign heads of agreement for Port Arthur LNG

2019 May 22

18:05 CMA CGM to resume the Bijagos Shuttle service
17:50 RF Government approves rules for collecting port investment dues from ship owners in Russian seaports
17:38 The University of Calabria and Finсantieri ink training agreement
17:05 CMA CGM PAD-Service delivers first Zespri kiwifruits to the port of Zeebrugge